211/213 Portobello Road, London W11 1LX
Woolworths opened in Portobello Road, Notting Hill in 1928. The below photo from ‘The Library Time Machine’ shows the store in 1958.
In 1961, another Woolworths opened around the corner at Notting Hill Gate – store 1047. I will investigate this in a separate post, but I do wonder whether the two stores did compete with one another.
If you look above the Woolworths sign, the second window on the left is checked, which I assumed to be new. But if you look at the 1958 picture, it appears there also.
The freeholders wanted to demolish this building when the lease ran out in June 2008, but locals fiercely demonstrated against this (Source: http://www.standard.co.uk). Shame just 6 months later, it had to close anyway with the rest of them. This one closed on Saturday 27th December 2008.
I can happily report that the freeholders have kept the Victorian building, and it is now Poundland.